Hair loss & treatments

Myths & FAQs

Dr. Christopher Tzermias

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Treatement of Hair Loss

When hair loss starts, self-confidence is affected dramatically. This is why it is of imperative importance to treat and restore the problem.

Hair thinning process is so gradual that even the person affected may not notice it straight away. In addition to this, s/he cannot compare its possible progress.

Early detection of the causes of hair loss is the key to select the appropriate therapeutic regimen and start addressing the problem immediately. Early detection can also protect the existing hair follicles so that to avoid further, possibly irreversible, hair loss.

Existing therapeutic schemes usually work synergistically (through the selection of a combination of treatments) and have the following objectives:

  • Cessation of hair loss
  • Stabilisation of hair thinning
  • Strengthening the hair follicles
  • Improvement of local microcirculation
  • Stimulation of hair growth
  • Coverage of the areas with hair thinning

To choose the appropriate treatment regimen, trichoscopy constitutes the key step. By using a hand-held polarized light dermatoscope it is possible to examine and record the number, density, quality and condition of the hair follicles, and make an accurate diagnosis. Once you determine the cause of hair loss, it is possible to establish a personalised treatment plan and the prognosis (chances of cure).

The course of treatment is analysed through trichoscopy, which is not only a diagnostic tool, but also the most objective indicator for monitoring the results. The number, quality and thickness of hairs are examined and evaluated, so as to specify the frequency of treatment sessions and the dose that should be used. All digital pictures taken during the examination are saved and they constitute a benchmark for the comparison of the scalp’s condition before, during, and after treatment.

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